Rammed Earth for Women’s Development

In Nawalpur, the closest trading town to Takure where I live, is a small room where Chitra Kumari sits at her desk. Her job is to manage the accounts for more than 740 women around the region that receive savings and loans services through her cooperative.┬áThis organization has developed over the last five years, and …

Beginning to Rebuild Community

When I travel internationally, or live abroad, I often feel something different happening. I feel alive, I feel inspired, I feel connected. When I spend time in small towns and rural communities in Africa or Central America, I find that everyone knows everyone else, stops to say hello as they walk by, invites me into …